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Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home

We are building a community of game changers who, working together will fundamentally change the child welfare system and how kids navigate through it. Our common goal is to unleash the potential and talent of kids who have been abandoned by society and left behind.

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Residential Treatment Program

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Tennyson Center for Children's Residential Treatment Program provides 24-hour treatment for children who cannot function in a less restrictive environment. The goal is to help the child andor family resolve past traumas and assist in the development of new coping skills. This is so the child can return to his/her family or to a less restrictive environment, when it is not possible to reunify with the family.

Components include:

Structured milieu therapy
Family assessment and therapy
Educational evaluation
Academic instruction designed to meet the student's individual needs
On-grounds special education
Psychiatric consultation
Individual assessment and therapy
Therapy groups
Parent training and support groups
Behavior management consultation
Recreation therapy
Parent support groups

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Evidence of Program's Success

• # resource connections to address basic needs;
• % of children with identified permanency plan;
• % of children who do not utilize hospitals or crisis centers while in treatment;
• % of children who have no police contact while in treatment
• % of children who % of children who demonstrate a decrease in the severity of crises they navigate;
• % of children who demonstrate a decrease in trauma related symptomology;
• % of children who demonstrate advances at school in math (enrolled at least 6 months);
• % of children who demonstrate advances at school in reading (enrolled at least 6 months).
• % of children who return to public/private school placement;
• % of children who exit to a permanent family or family-like placement;
• % of children who maintain school placement 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;
• % of children who remain in their homes 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;
• # resource connections to maintain network of support.

Day Treatment Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Tennyson Center for Child's Day Treatment program is available for children who are able to remain in the home but in need of an intensive treatment and educational program. Our therapeutic milieu combines a special education curriculum with consistent structured interventions by teachers and youth treatment counselors. It also helps children with behavioral problems learn new skills that help them to better function in a public school or the community. A collaborative effort with families, school districts, and community agencies ensures a successful transition back into that community. In addition, our ASPEN (Adaptive Skills for People with Emotional Needs) classrooms receive adaptive and life skills programming for students with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other difficulties which require these skills.

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Evidence of Program's Success

• # resource connections to address basic needs;
• % of children with identified permanency plan;
• % of children who do not utilize hospitals or crisis centers while in treatment;
• % of children who have no police contact while in treatment
• % of children who % of children who demonstrate a decrease in the severity of crises they navigate;
• % of children who demonstrate a decrease in trauma related symptomology;
• % of children who demonstrate advances at school in math (enrolled at least 6 months);
• % of children who demonstrate advances at school in reading (enrolled at least 6 months).
• % of children who return to public/private school placement;
• % of children who exit to a permanent family or family-like placement;
• % of children who maintain school placement 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;
• % of children who remain in their homes 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;
• # resource connections to maintain network of support.

Community-Based Services

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Families

Description

Community-Based Services (CBS) at Tennyson Center for Children provides a strength-based, client-centered and family systems approach to treatment within the client's home, school and community. Services are individualized to address a variety of challenges including mental health concerns, behavioral and emotional challenges, family dynamics, and structure and safety within the home. CBS provides services to ages 0-18 as well as bilingual services in Spanish to our families.

Over the past 18 months, Tennyson has worked to expand community based services to increase the amount of children and families we can impact. A large part of this is our initiative to eliminate our waitlist and that of other providers so kids and families can get the care they need when they need it. We also now have satellite offices in El Paso and Weld counties and are in formal partnerships with Denver Human Services, Denver Public Schools and Kaiser Permanente to ensure kids and families in all types of systems receive the mental health services they need. Our services also include community-based crisis support, autism services, as well as case management transitional services between levels of care.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We track and measure the following indicators to determine success of the CBS Program:

• # Resource connections to address basic needs

• % of children who remain in their home;

• % of children who do not utilize hospitals or crisis centers while in treatment;

• % of children who have no police contact while in treatment;

• % of children who maintain school placement.

• % of children who demonstrate a decrease in the severity of crises they navigate;

• % of children who demonstrate a decrease in trauma related symptomology;

• % of parents/guardians who engage in family therapy.

• % of children who maintain school placement 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;

• % of children who remain in their homes 12, 24, 36 months post-discharge;

• # resource connections to maintain network of support.

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